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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 116 People

    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    I thought I had this under control.

    I really did. But sum things snapped and I don't know what or why. I feel rational and my mind seem clear but I have this overwhelming desire to die. I have been planning when, when and how. I want to give my mom a great christmas and new year. Them my 1st lot of holiday...
    freakyfish36 freakyfish36 26-30 Nov 15, 2014

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    diagnosed at about the age of 15

    if I'm remembering correctly ( i'm 31 now) . I'm doing a lot better than in my teens and early 20s( suicidal thoughts but no self harm or suicide attempts). Even though I am doing better, I I still struggle with the feelings of not wanting to do anything, wondering what the...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Depression is like a huge storm cloud, no matter how far you think you've gone, that cloud will catch up. :(
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F a week ago

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    Deppression is kicking my ***
    HalfVenti HalfVenti 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I dont know when someone can say that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 18-21, F Feb 9

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    iam suffering from maladaptive daydreaming since I was a child I didn't notice until now because I enjoy it iam always alone have no friends only anime character but now I have to...
    whiterose2 whiterose2 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Do any of you succeed in reducing the amount and intensity of daydreams? If so please share because I've had enough of it. Today i googled 'constant daydreaming' and found out...
    Tomster111 Tomster111 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't suffer from Maladaptive-daydreaming; if anything I'm lost without it... I've had it since I was 11 years old. I love daydreaming, I love spacing out living a perfect life...
    SadlySafeeee SadlySafeeee 13-15 1 Response Feb 21

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    I just realized that I've been working from the inside out, when I should be working from the outside in. People say, "Just do it." I say I can't, but I can. I only think that I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    In March 2013, I lost the cat that was like a baby to me. He had leukemia. April 2013, I lost my best friend. She fell asleep going to college and hit head on with a semi. She died...
    LadyKayla LadyKayla 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    When I'm with my family it always happens I need to get away from here. It's so negative and poisonous. It's not healthy for me to be here. They are a major part of what I think...
    Anthony0210 Anthony0210 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Good morning, or is it? I must admit this weather is really getting to me. Waking up to the same routine for days on end... working hard to stay positive. Enjoy the "down" time...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Feb 9

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    Today I went too the doctors. She told me I have anxiety and depression. I believe that is true. I have too be in a place alone too feel better about myself.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Feb 11

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    depression is like the wrecking ball and your like the wall it hits and hits to knock you over ..pushs u over the edge..honestly.
    sparksfly545 sparksfly545 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I've tried running away from all of my problems to a new state. They caught me before I left town
    04emmalove14 04emmalove14 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I dont feel myself anymore. Ive bren stressed out and always thinkin bout negatives and what bothers me for like 2 months from now and that made me so stressed out. Now imcrying...
    dakingkong dakingkong 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Most likely this has to do with having been bullied at school, had tons of medical problems growing up (and some I've only recently confirmed, though I've always suspected), and...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    The Psychologist suggested that my MD ( they didn't have that name for it back then) served a purpose for me or else I would have given it up long ago. She said it was common in...
    spaceyrick spaceyrick 56-60, M Feb 21

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    My pain hurts. :( I woke up and the whole left side of my skull was aching. I turned over to my right side and heard an unfamiliar pop in my jaw. It was the first time I've woken...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Throughout this past year I have been suffering with abdominal/pelvic/and vaginal pain. All tests conducted so far normal/negative and don't know what to do with myself...
    EIPHNH EIPHNH 31-35, F Feb 9

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    I am having difficulties putting my husbands different personas into one. See, he can be quite normal, or even great; mostly around other people and at work. He is funny, charming...
    Dini00 Dini00 31-35, F Feb 19

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    I don't suffer any more not sure if I grew out of it or not just know that it has not happened in quite sometime. My oldest has drops epilepsy and I often wonder if they are not...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Tonight I tearfully discovered the term Maladaptive Daydreaming. I'm 44 years old and have wasted most of my life's potential locked up in my bedroom. I've hidden it from my...
    444EEEE 444EEEE 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    For a good seven years now I've been grinding my teeth in my sleep. Last night, I wore a custom mouth guard from the dentist instead of the store-bought ones that I'd given up on...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I had this since I was a kid. I used to imagine different scenarios and put myself in it the way i wanted. I always could differentiate reality from theses scenarios. I always made...
    Houuse Houuse 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    hardly ever do I have episodes at 6 am when I've been asleep all night, lying on my side or that I couldn't distinguish from reality. well all three just happened lol. I was...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Hello, I am a guy from Denmark, and 21 years. I came across this app a day ago. I have a thing, that i really enjoy weed, and find it so relaxing and thought-stimulating. But i...
    laxxe laxxe 18-21, M Feb 4

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    What is Social Status and it's expectations? Social status is based off success for the most part. How much we have accomplished in our lives, how much money we earn, save...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything,my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Sometimes when I don't know how to solve a question I get very very anxious and panicking . It is like u are thinking something very hard but the idea just seems to not come out...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11